TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Weston Pass Fire is now 32 percent contained, and has grown to more than 13,000 acres in Teller County.

Firefighters started the day fighting the fire with sunny skies, but thunderstorms are expected to move in through the early evening.

FAIRPLAY, CO – JULY 2: A helicopter returns for water after making a water drop on the Weston Pass Fire on July 2, 2018 near Fairplay, Colorado. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Officials say crews are securing a line along the northern edge of the fire and along a contingency line from Rough and Tumble Creek to Country Road 22.

Crews will also build a fire line to the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness boundary.

FAIRPLAY, CO – JULY 2: Members of the Craig Hotshots return to their crew cabs after a long day of fighting the Weston Pass Fire on July 2, 2018 near FairPlay, Colorado. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The Park County Sheriff and the Colorado Department of Transportation also reopened Highway 285 between Fairplay and Antero Junction.

(credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

Officials will conduct daily briefings at 2 p.m. outside at Prather’s Grocery Store at 301 US Hwy 285 in Fairplay and at 3 p.m. outside at Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 343 US 24.

Additional Resources

Weston Pass Facebook Page

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Colorado Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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